The course just ticked all of my boxes really … I wanted to get trained to work with the people I was already working with – trained up in social science as well as in theology.
3rd Year Student
Following the Children and Family Ministry pathway on our BA (Hons) degree in Practical Theology offers a qualification for those wishing to work in a range of contexts with children, young people and their families. Some students will work in church communities as part of the ministry team but others are based in the community in a range of Christian and non faith-based projects.
The course helps you to expand your knowledge of the development of children in their communities, supporting them as they grow physically, emotionally, spiritually and in their faith….
BA (Hons) in Practical Theology (Children and Family Ministry)
Annual Fees £7840 *
Full Time: 3 Years
Part Time: 4-5 Years
* some students pay for an overnight stay 1 night per fortnight
Combining interactive and creative teaching days with practical application in ministry settings, the course is designed to support the development of your knowledge, skills and abilities to engage with young people in churches, community and statutory settings both professionally and imaginatively.
For the duration of the course, you will be placed in a church or other appropriate setting where your professional formation as a Christian Youth and Community Worker be rooted in ongoing practice.
You will also engage in 1-1 tutorials with experienced professionals, and participate in small group activities that, together, support the application of learning within your practice and attend to your personal and professional formation.
You will receive support from a dedicated line manager and other colleagues within these contexts, as well as a dedicated team within the theological college who oversee all aspects of your studies.
Alongside the interactive lectures and seminars, you will be part of a facilitated peer formation group and are supported internally by a personal tutor and externally by an experienced practitioner in the field.
Download the Course outline to see the list of modules you will study.* Optional modules allow you to select areas of study directly relevant to your specialism along side your practice context.
100 hours experience in a relevant work or ministry
(paid or voluntary)
Completion of safe to practice checks( Enhanced DBS)
100% OF CYM STUDENTS ASKED IN A RECENT NSS SURVEY DEFINITELY AGREED THAT THEY WERE SATISFIED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE COURSE OVERALL.
Students attend two teaching days per fortnight at our Nottingham teaching centre and spend the rest of their time in their practice context round the region.